Posts With The Category: "Mosquitoes"
Mosquitoes are a threat here in Hawaii. Protect yourself and your family.
Mosquito control is key in preventing Dengue and Zika mosquito borne illnesses Hawaii is currently experiencing a Dengue outbreak in the Big Island with 259 confirmed cases; additionally it is likely that Zika will become a problem in Hawaii, since we have the mosquito vectors, Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus. Both of these mosquitoes are black and white striped and can vector Zika and Dengue.
There are a lot of bugs in Hawaii that can bite or sting you. Many of them won't leave you wondering. You'll know it as soon as it happens; but sometimes, it can be mysterious. You wake up in the morning and you find yourself scratching at a red welt on your leg wondering what bit you. Here are the five most common biters that will leave you curious as to what bit you.
By now you have probably heard of the Zika virus that has world health organizations on high alert. You may also have heard that a baby was born in Oahu hospital with microcephaly, a congenital condition that causes an unusually small head and incomplete brain development. This condition was directly linked to a Zika infection. This can be alarming, especially if you are with child. Here are the facts you need to know to best protect yourself, and your baby, as health organizations closely track this dangerous virus.